A quick search on the World Wide Web (the hipsters in us like saying it that way) tells us that the definition of boho-chic is this:
“Boho-chic is a style of fashion drawing on various bohemian and hippie influences, which, at its height in late 2005 was associated particularly with actress Sienna Miller and model Kate Moss in England and actress and businesswoman Mary-Kate Olsen in the United States. It has been seen since the early 1990s and, although appearing to wane from time to time, has repeatedly re-surfaced in varying guises.”
While this may be the origin of the look, what really sets boho-chic apart is the timeless, wild nomad- chic-ness of it. The look that says: I’m ready for all the beauty and majesty life has to offer! And with the kind of weather we experience here in India: Hot summers, mild summers, rainy summer and cold summers, boho-chic is a great look to rock.
Here are 5 pieces which you must have in your wardrobe to create the perfect boho look! Pretty simple
eh? Read on!
1. Let’s start at the very beginning! – Turbands and Fedoras
Pick up a style you like at a Forever 21 or go DIY with it! Here’s a simple way to do it:
And if nimble is the middle name of your fingers, hit up:
Fedora hats on the other hand are wide-rimmed, beach-y and are not just a must have for the Boho-look but a compulsory wardrobe essential for the Indian Summers too!
2. 3 words! – Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize
Now listen up and listen carefully ladies, any look, yes, anything at all you wear can be made boho by simply accessorizing it perfectly! Boho jewelry is all about chunky stones and funky feather- work! So turn on the heat by pulling out all things silver, aqua or colorful and spruce up you boho look simply because you can!
3. Long and Flowy – Dress like the wind
The reason this is the blog theme for the Summer is mainly because the outfits that go into making the look! It’s all about light cool and loose fabrics, embracing a lot of lace, sheer, hakoba and small prints on it! Wear a white lace dress ending way above you knee – BOHO! Wear a long and loose maxi skirt with a printed crop top – BOHO! Wear a shorts with boots and a spaghetti top and a long printed cover-up or a Kimono – (you guessed right!) BOHO!
4. Of Fringes and Tassels – Bag it!
The hippiness or the gypsiness of this look is best brought forth with the way you accessorize it! Lay those neat cut messenger bags and satchels to rest and opt for bags with a lot of fringe and tassel detailing to nail the boho look.
5. Tie ‘em pretties up – Tie up Flats
As a measure to save the best for the last, we decided to keep this aspect of the Boho look for the end.
Tie-up flats are everything for this look, because they really “tie the whole look together.” *wink wink*
So GO BOHO, take a picture and tag #BOHOINTOTO and stand a chance to win a pair for yourself!